62 search results for "famicom"

Rumor: Nintendo executives meet with top content providers to provide video content for Wii U

To say that Nintendo has been slow to get up to speed in the online space is an understatement. Just look at their history. Nintendo’s first move actually came on the Super Famicom with the Satellaview, a satellite modem add-on only available in Japan. The system was developed to receive broadcast signals from a satellite TV station during a fixed time-slot, effectively allowing for subscription b...

Could Iwata’s days be numbered?

The evidence is fairly obvious- Nintendo’s change in business strategy under the leadership of CEO and President, Satoru Iwata, brought the company back from the depths. Back in the GameCube days of the early 2000’s, many had ultimately consigned Nintendo to the same fate as Sega. And, let’s face it, some of us didn’t know what the hell to think after seeing the initial DS prototype or hea...

Juicy tidbits from Iwata Asks: Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo has posted the transcription of another session of “Iwata Asks”, the ongoing roundtable discussions featuring Shigeru Miyamoto, Shigesato Itoi, and Satoru Iwata. You can read through the whole interview here, but we’ve also collected a few juicy excerpts from the discussion here for your ravenous consumption.

Dragon Quest VI is coming to DS in February 2011

Dragon Quest VI will be available for the first time in North America for DS on Valentine’s Day 2011. The game is a re-worked version of the Super Famicom game, originally released in 1995 in Japan. It’ll be interesting to see if they re-release Dragon Quest VII or VIII on the DS or maybe even the 3DS. Anyone get enough of Dragon Quest IX yet and looking forward to this remake of Drag...


…I will forever hate the guys at iFixit with the burning, white intensity of a thousand suns. [more here]

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem remake confirmed

Intelligent systems released a new trailer today for “Fire Emblem Mystery of the Emblem: Hero of Light and Shadow” for the DS. Keen Fire Emblem fans recognize this as a remake of the Japan only “Fire Emblem: Monsho no Nazo” for the Super Famicom. Check out the trailer here and tell us what you think!

Zelda: Link to the Past… for the NES?!

If you’re a classic Nintendo collector, you may be familiar with “Hong Kong Originals,” and pirate cartridges – if you aren’t, it’s simple – NES, or “Famicom” development is alive and well in Hong Kong and Chinese black markets.  The result? Terrible 8-bit versions of popular properties, such the “Link to the Past” ripoff feature...

The NES that never was…A look at the “Home Computer” Nintendo ALMOST released in North America

In the summer of 1983, the original Famicom was unleashed on the Japanese market – a small, affordable home computer system with just three launch titles: Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong 2, and Popeye – each nearly dead ringers for their arcade counterparts.  The console was an instant hit, and it wasn’t long before Nintendo started to look to the west, eventually releasing the legenda...

Club Nintendo Swag or “How Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Nintendo of America”

After receiving my Club Nintendo calendar, it got me thinking about the other cool stuff that I could buy in the Rewards section of the website. I headed over to club.nintendo.com, and found myself faced with a few things that maybe piqued my interest, but nothing that I was overly excited about. Some posters, game cases, and the like. Then, out of curiosity I headed over to other Club Nintendo...

What if… Professor Layton was a NES game?

What if Professor Layton was a series on the Famicom in Japan. Would we have ever seen it on American shores?

Review: Legacy of Ys: Books I & II [DS]

If you don’t know how to pronounce it, don’t worry – neither does the rest of North America. Despite having been released in DOS, on the Famicom, and a slew of other platforms, the Ys RPG series only saw major stateside release on the Turbographix 16 – and even this version of the game was extremely difficult to find until it was finally released on the Nintendo Wii’s Virtual Con...

Square Enix bringing Final Fantasy series to VC + Two Wiiware titles

At long last Square Enix is bringing the Final Fantasy series to the Virtual Console. The series kicks off in Japan during May 2009 with the original Famicom favorite, Final Fantasy. VC dates for the United States and Europe are set for a TBA 2009 release. As if that isn’t enough, Square revealed two new Final Fantasy titles for Wiiware. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklor...

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